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'Woman in Gold' film: The real-life lawyer who recovered the painting stolen by Nazis




(L-R) HELEN MIRREN and RYAN REYNOLDS star in WOMAN IN GOLD
(L-R) HELEN MIRREN and RYAN REYNOLDS star in WOMAN IN GOLD
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The new film "Woman in Gold" is a remarkable and true story about art and identity.

The title refers to one of five paintings by the famed artist Gustav Klimt that were stolen by the Nazis during World War II.

Decades later, Maria Altmann (played by Helen Mirren), an Austrian immigrant living in Southern California, wanted to get them back. So she approached a young lawyer named Randy Schoenberg (played by Ryan Reynolds).

Real-life attorney Randy Schoenberg joined Take Two to talk about fighting Maria's case all the way to the Supreme Court, and winning.

"Woman in Gold" opens in theaters April 1st.